3.22.2013

How to: Make a Confetti Banner


I got the creative itch this week. You know, the one where you want to make something like, right now? Go ahead and call me a crazy crafts lady, but this happens to me more often than I'd like to admit. (Maybe that's part of why I write this little blog? Gotta get this stuff outta my system.) So I scratched that itch and did something. I whipped up a little banner inspired by a couple of different photos I spotted recently and it was so easy - I'll show you how so you can make one too :). Oh, and there's no messy glue, tape or a sewing machine involved here. Read on to see how I avoided using that stuff!

Supplies needed:
  • Sheet of mailing labels
  • Sheet of pretty paper (scrapbook paper works well)
  • Circle hole punch (similar to this one)
  • String cut to your desired banner length
Step 1: Punch circles out.

Use your craft punch to cut circles from your sheet of labels and pretty paper. Since my craft punch only reaches so far, I found it easiest to tear the label sheet into three separate sheets along the existing perforations and punch one circle from each side of the label. I didn't count, but I think I punched about 20 or 30 circles for each labels and pretty paper. That's your "confetti"! Fun, huh?






Step 2: Cut string to your banner's desired length (or wait until the end to see how long you want it - it's up to you).

I used some green and white baker's twine for mine, but any string works.


Step 3: Attach the circles to the string using one label circle and one pretty paper circle.


Take one of your label circles and peel the backing off (this can take some patience if you don't have fingernails to help you out!). Stick the center of the label to the string.


Take the pretty paper circle and stick it right onto the label (see? no glue, tape or sewing here!). Think of this as a sandwich. The two circles are the bread and the string is the good stuff in the middle.


Step 4: Repeat step three until you've added enough circles (confetti!) to make your little banner complete.

Hint: To evenly space your circles, use a note card or piece of paper as a spacer. That way there's no measuring - phew! Math has never been my strong suit.

Step 5: Hang up your banner and enjoy it!


I like it doubled or tripled up - so pretty. I think it would be perfect party decor, or you could even hang it as a mobile in a baby's room.


And just in case you'd like some handy, Pinterest-ready shorthand instructions, I made a little step-by-step "how to make a confetti banner" guide with photos. (Hover your mouse over the photo and click the little "P" icon to pin it.)


Anyone else out there have a creative itch? I know I can't be the only one.

Have a great weekend!

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10 comments:

  1. I love this! It's such a fresh, sweet little decoration and I love how it looks on that dresser. Perfect for a party too. Thanks for linking this up to Monday Funday!

    Kelly @ View Along the Way
    www.viewalongtheway.com

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  2. That is so very cute! What a great little idea!

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